New York based sound artist and composer Monte Weber’s work centers around interactive technology and computer assisted compositional processes, using these tools to explore live physical performance and sound creation in the concert hall.
Weber graduated from NYU Steinhardt under the guidance of legendary electronic artist Morton Subotnick and avant-garde vocal pioneer Joan La Barbara. In fall 2016, Weber continued his research in computer music at Ircam where he created a live composition tool called Kontrol- a physical performance instrument using an assortment of tactile controllers. While in Paris Monte studied composition with composer Marc Battier focusing on electro acoustic music. During his undergraduate studies in Chicago, Weber studied privately with Marcos Balter, and participated in master classes taught by Chaya Czernowin, Ken Ueno, and Julio Estrada. Past collaborations include: acclaimed members of International Contemporary Ensemble, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Fonema Consort, choreographer Peter Carpenter, and New Thread Quartet.
Notable performances include NUNC 2014, Constellation's Frequency Series in Chicago, NMG 2016, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as multiple open ICElab concerts performed by critically acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble members both in NYC and Chicago. Upcoming projects include a new large scale works for International Contemporary Ensemble and New Thread Saxophone Quartet to be premiered in 2017.